Temperatures in the mid-seventies brought out plenty of motorcycles on the roadways. Spending time along the riverfront in St. Charles, Missouri also revealed some boaters taking advantage of the warmer temperatures as well. Nice days during the winter months are treasured indeed.
Each year there is a blessing of the fleet at Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine in Portage des Sioux. That blessing will take place this year on Saturday, August 19, 2017. This marks the 60th year of this magnificent tradition. My wife took the picture (below) while I was driving so it isn't real clear, but you can see the white statue in the upper right hand corner of the photo. I invite you to look at the photos and watch the video on the website to see the shrine more clearly. www.blessingofthefleetstl.com/